Windows 10: How do I access the MICROSOFT FTP server?

  1.    25 Oct 2015 #1

    How do I access the MICROSOFT FTP server?


    Hello,
    I would like to access the microsoft FTP server but have found no way of doing it. Going into a browser and typing ftp.microsoft.com doesnt work and this happens
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    So if you beautiful people of the windows 10 fourms can help I will be very thankful
    Thanks, Mineblock
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  2.    25 Oct 2015 #2

    mineblockftw said: View Post
    Hello,
    I would like to access the microsoft FTP server but have found no way of doing it. Going into a browser and typing ftp.microsoft.com doesnt work and this happens
    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	11 
Size:	25.7 KB 
ID:	44664 (i have hidden all the stuff related to me)
    So if you beautiful people of the windows 10 fourms can help I will be very thankful
    Thanks, Mineblock
    I'm not quite sure what you are trying to do.

    Do you have your own FTP Server that you are trying to access? If so what year of Windows Server are you using? Windows Server 2003, Windows server 2006, Windows server 2012, ect
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  3.    25 Oct 2015 #3

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    Chuck38 said: View Post
    I'm not quite sure what you are trying to do.

    Do you have your own FTP Server that you are trying to access? If so what year of Windows Server are you using? Windows Server 2003, Windows server 2006, Windows server 2012, ect
    I am trying to access the MICROSOFT FTP SERVER. Their FTP.
    If it is impossible and they closed it no worries
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  4.    25 Oct 2015 #4

    I'm not sure what purpose it would serve now-a-days as I think most people would just go to the download section of their website. I think the only use for FTP in recent years were those who had to put up with Dell's reluctance to ditch FTP and pirates using the Adobe FTP server to download software trials.

    The Microsoft FTP server is still there as I can talk to it through Command Prompt, but it hangs at '150 Opening ASCII mode data connection' due to my Firewall settings and I can't be bothered to change them. Have you tried using an FTP client instead of the browser?

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  5.    25 Oct 2015 #5

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    I tried using FileZilla and just put FTP://FTP.microsoft.com but no luck :/
    I would like to see the files and copy and paste so yeah. I don't really want to install anything or change router or firewall settings.

    I want to see the collections of old/new software on it.
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  6.    25 Oct 2015 #6

    I had a quick look through and it looks like it was abandoned in 2010, as I didn't come across anything newer than that.

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  7.    26 Oct 2015 #7

    Great. So how did you manage to get on?
    And do you have any idea to copy files over?
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  8.    02 Mar 2016 #8

    mineblockftw said: View Post
    Great. So how did you manage to get on?
    And do you have any idea to copy files over?
    I managed to get in the same way he did.
    Win+R to open the Run dialog, type "cmd" and Enter to open Command Prompt, navigate to the folder you want files saved in (your main user folder is the default), then type "ftp ftp.microsoft.com" and use "anonymous" as the user name and password. It will then connect. Use "dir" to see a list of available directories and "cd <name of directory>" to enter that directory, rinse and repeat until you find the file you're looking for.

    For example, I wanted to give Hover! a shot, as I never knew it actually came with Windows 95. Personally, I upgraded to Win98 SE as soon as I had saved up for it. I was in high school at the time, and while my computer was pretty much obsolete, I loved it. It was mine!

    So, I navigated to \deskapps\games\public\aas then typed "get hover.exe" to download. it's a WinZip extractor, so you'll want to tell it to extract to a directory that's easily accessible. I chose the desktop. The game plays perfectly, but looks horrible as there's no way to set resolution, and I believe 320x240 is the default, which appears stretched on my 1080p monitor.
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       23 Dec 2016 #9

    fear not...the Microsoft FTP site still exists (sort of)


    Take a look here:

    2002-07-02_ftp.microsoft.com directory listing <-- mini-me download (260.4MB ftp archive from 2002...not much)

    ftp.microsoft.com.warc directory listing <- semi huge-mongous download (18.2GB web archive from 2014)

    ftp.microsoft.com directory listing <- massively huge-mongous download (66.1GB ftp archive from 2015)

    Basically everything you should potentially ever need, however the newer download is very gargantuan. I'm getting all 3 just because. Probably every Microsoft update known to man is in there between the 3 of them. The value of the older and much smaller 2002 one might be in case some were taken offline later. I checked and really not much there.

    The best use of this:

    Next time you run into a link that leads to a file you wanted to download from ftp.microsoft.com, check one of these files you downloaded and see if it's in there. Microsoft gives a lot of its files non-descript names, so you're likely to find the filename first by doing a search on the web (as you did), then check your download to see and you should have the file already on hand.

    The technique of finding FTP sites at archive.org is different than how you look for an ordinary website, and it has to be downloaded as a large file instead of browsing a webpage. There are probably a lot of other FTP sites there as well.
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